Frame Repair Parts

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gitguy
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Frame Repair Parts

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Post by gitguy » Tue Dec 01, 2009 3:39 am

Anybody know where to get rigid frame weld on tabs and other assorted parts? Looking for a 1948 frame and most have had tabs or mounting brackets cut. If I knew of a good source for these parts it would make my buying decision easier!

Thanks,

Git-guy



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Re: Frame Repair Parts

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Post by drinner-okc » Tue Dec 01, 2009 4:03 am

Try Steve Little (in Australia) www.raceframe.com.au/

Parts are very accurate & he's very helpful. He even makes a Wishbone that's spot-on.

I'm waiting on pieces myself now.

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Re: Frame Repair Parts

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Post by Kuda » Tue Dec 01, 2009 3:40 pm

The Raceframe stuff is incredible quality for sure. But for some of the little stuff, try Carl's Cycle Supply in SD www.carlscyclesupply.com. As an example, they make a rear frame tab *repair* kit, basically just the lower holes (center stand mount holes) that everyone hacks off. The way he makes them it's much easier to repair the stocker than replace the whole axle mount. But if Carl's doesn't make it, I'd definitely go with Raceframe...

-Kuda
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Re: Frame Repair Parts

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Post by gitguy » Wed Dec 02, 2009 5:55 am

Thanks guys. I saw RFE had many of these parts but I was wondering if there was anybody closer to home - although even with the lousy exchange rate, his prices are fairly modest. I wish I could justify spending the cash on one of his '48 frames, but with shipping from Australia, import taxes and the weak dollar it is cost prohibitive. Spoke with a dealer the other day from the states who just sold a pristine 1948 frame for about $3K which is less than Race Frame Engineering and this was the real deal.

The search continues . . .

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Re: Frame Repair Parts

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Post by concrete guy » Wed Dec 02, 2009 12:05 pm

What parts are you looking for? I have a friend here in Iowa that has a frame company that has quite a supply of vintage frame parts. There is also another guy making replica frame parts in Michigan. He doesn't do the computer thing.

Scott

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Re: Frame Repair Parts

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Post by gitguy » Wed Dec 02, 2009 10:35 pm

At this point I am not looking for specific parts. I came across a '48 frame for sale recently that had a number of tabs, rear brake crossover tube assembly and the motor mount altered, among other things. Even then it was $2K. If I knew there were these frame parts available I might have been able to make a deal with this guy. This is more for future reference should I happen on another frame that needs similar work.

Cheers!

Git-guy

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Re: Frame Repair Parts

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Post by Bigincher » Thu Dec 03, 2009 2:04 am

Competition Distributing-- although specializing is pre-1930 Harleys-- is reproducing a few panhead frame replacement parts. Good quality stuff which I have used.

http://www.competitiondist.com/index01.htm

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Re: Frame Repair Parts

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Post by drinner-okc » Wed Dec 16, 2009 1:45 am

Sad News, a sign of the economy.
I spoke with John at Competition Distributing today (Tuesday). He has no stock left, and thinks they are on "Permanent Backorder". He does not know if the supplier will make any more or not.
When Big posted the link, I went and was excited to see the casting listed to repair the fork lock area. The frame on the 'Johnny Cash' Pan has not been raked, but that area was cut out.
"For looks" maybe? Later a piece of flat plate was installed (poorly), and the casting for the dash/speedo replaced (too low)

If anyone has that fork lock casting available, give me a message. I might have something to trade, or cash.

drinner-okc

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Re: Frame Repair Parts

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Post by john HD » Wed Dec 16, 2009 1:50 am

check ebay. steve's stuff shows up with regularity from dealers here in the us.

john

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Re: Frame Repair Parts

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Post by Bigincher » Wed Dec 16, 2009 2:03 am

The last time I bought frame parts from Steve at Race Frame, I bought them direct and he shipped them to my door. Shipping isn't all that bad from Australia, and the exchange rate is still favorable to the US Dollar.

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Re: Frame Repair Parts

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Post by windweaver » Wed Dec 16, 2009 11:46 pm

don't know if this well help,but you might try here.http://www.hardtailchoppers.com/ WW

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Re: Frame Repair Parts

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Post by joe » Wed Jul 21, 2010 12:59 am

Hi list,

I know this post is old but I am looking for the top motor mount plates for a 55 frame. I got all the other stuff I need from Raceframe (really good stuff to be sure) but he is out of the motor mount plates. He should have them in 6-8 weeks and I will wait if I have to but just thought I would ask the list if anyone had a lead (none at Carls, or Kirk in Iowa City, V twin stuff doesn't fit right)

Thanks!


Joe

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